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Smooth Scrolling in Thunderbird

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by August 24, 2005 Mozilla, Thunderbird

[for Mozilla Thunderbird users]
Firefox users have an option to enable smooth scrolling in the options menu, but what about Thunderbird? Is that part of the back-end Mozilla code, that they share? Why yes it is! -)

To enable Smooth Scrolling in Mozilla Thunderbird, add the following line to your user.js:
user_pref(“general.smoothScroll”, true);

Or, if you have the AboutConfig extension, go to Tools -> about:config.
Right-click on any preference line, and select New -> Boolean.
Preference name: general.smoothScroll
Value: true

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  1. Nice blog – I highly recommend you take a look at the Smoothwheel extension which I cannot live without in Firefox, everything else with your mousewheel just feels jerky after using this!

    You can just drop the extension onto your Thunderbird window to let you smoooooothly read emails as well! 🙂 I install this on EVERY machine I touch these days.

    http://www.extensionsmirror.nl/index.php?showtopic=191&hl=smoothwheel

    Regards, Fedorov.

  2. Marcelo Fernández

    Hello!
    Is easier if you go to: Thunderbird Preferences -> Advanced -> General Tab -> Configuration Editor -> Right Click -> New -> Boolean Value -> general.smoothScroll -> Assign the true value.

    And without restart Thunderbird, it works. 😀

    Cheers

  3. Check the date of this article. 😉